13: Portfolios

I have never created an e-portfolio before and I think Kathleen Blake Yancey’s article helped me start considering what one would look like and how I could go about creating one.

I will include all three of my major projects in the portfolio (the digital genre profile, the remix project, and the transmedia project). I had not considered including some of my blog posts in the portfolio until I read through some of my classmates’ posts, but I think that might be a good idea to show the kinds of writing and thinking I have done throughout the class about digital publishing. The blog posts could show the “development” that Yancey says a portfolio should demonstrate.

I also agree with Hannah that the rhetorical rationales we all wrote for our remix and transmedia projects could either count as or help us work towards the kind of “reflective letters, annotations on individual texts, and other contextualizing texts” Yancey says should be included with a portfolio.

I will have to think about a way to weave all of my projects together so that they can be seen as a whole, because I’m not sure how I can connect them at the moment. I was thinking that I could use Yancey’s idea that “a portfolio always shares what is important to the portfolio’s composer” to structure my portfolio, because all three of my projects have something to do with the concept of storytelling, which is important to me as a writer.

Like Caroline, I think I will also have problems putting all of my projects together because they are all on different platforms. My digital genre profile is on the wiki, I made a website for my remix project, and I have various things for the transmedia project that are all on different platforms. I will have to link to all of the different pieces of these projects in a way that makes sense to people who did not create them.

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Works Cited

Yancey, Kathleen Blake. “Portfolio, Electronic, and the Links Between.” Computers and Composition, 1996, p. 129-133.